There is a limit to human capacity in transforming themselves from productive to more productive and even more productive. At some point in time, human limitations would kick in … after all, we’re only human!
Take for instance, the e-Procurement system that Essar Projects CIO Mr S Kasturi introduced in his organization. One small initiative has snowballed into a revolution in the way the organization now handles Sourcing and Procurement. Here are a few interesting statistics on this radical change that Mr. Kasturi has observed in his organization and proudly shared in a recent CIO event he was invited to speak at:
|Centralised Procurement||Effort Required|
|Requisition for Purchase||1||1|
|Floating Enquiry to Market||7||1|
|Review and Negotiate||3||1|
|Finalising – Issuing PO||2||1|
The cost of the exercise? Well, the savings from the very first procurement exercise in the new system paid for bringing the system in! What more can a forward-looking organization wish for? Essar Projects used the services of Vadodara based Bulwark Systems to completely digitize their Procurement process within a short span. And procurement at Essar Projects had never been better earlier.
Digitization, the next best thing that can drive things faster, more accurately, address much more volumes driven by humans is this world-wide revolution– an initiative that enables humans better by harnessing of technology.
Whatever is conventionally done by human effort is effectively automated, not only to eliminate the occurrence of errors but also to do it voluminous times automatically – transforming the human effort component from a one-time-one-result cost to a one-time-multiple-results investment.
Also, the human resource now has the time to turn attention to other matters, increasing opportunities and yielding the organization more for every penny spent on teams.
Now, while there is very little that the proverbial strategy masters or SBU heads can do about increasing overall human productivity, response or turn-around times in the organization, this cudgel is now taken up effectively by the CIO – whose handiwork with technology comes in, well, handy – in thinking up and introducing automation at all levels in the enterprise makes one leap of a difference for the better.